Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Grands Room


Wilderness themed room



During the remodel, hubby and I decided to make one of our bedrooms a room for the little guys(aka grands).  With four daughters, we are thinking we will have several grands and thought bunk beds would be a good way to sleep several.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Pajamas


Last year I decided to start a new tradition, Christmas Pajamas for the grands.  Right now there are grandsons so the youngest two - ages 1 and 3 are getting these cute Santa on a horse.  The fabric came from Fabric Fairy

This exact fabric looks sold out but they have some other cute prints.  The pattern came from
 Kwik Sew Sewing For Toddlers.  When I started this tradition last year, I included a book with the pajamas.  I am going with one of my daughters' favorite authors, Jan Brett.  The loved the story and the illustrations.  This year it is The Hat


One of our girls is engaged to a nice young man and he has an 8 year old boy.  I made him a pair of flannel pj pants from Kwik Sew Sewing for Children and the flannel is from Joann's



That makes all my Christmas sewing complete!  




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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Rayon-Silk Bomber - McCall's 7100


Mood Fabrics' Rayon Silk Velvet bomber jacket using McCall's 7100




   I love the look of a bomber jacket and started thinking about fabric and something for the holidays.  My thoughts lead to the hot fabric right now, velvet and I headed right over to Pinterest for ideas.  I was on track as I saw several velvet bomber jackets and I knew I had my Christmas look.  My fabric is Mood Fabrics Sultan Red Soft Rayon-Silk Velvet, which is available in 7 more colors.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Dropje Vest



Dropje Pattern available at Indiesew made with Mood Fabrics wool and plaid flannel for the lining, quilting the two fabrics.

The Dropje Hooded Vest from IndieSew is a "I just love this so much" pattern.  Then a concurring thought is why did it take me so long to make?  

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 4 - Pillows and Table Runners

Christmas quilted pillow using Jelly Rolls and appliques
Last day of gift sewing - three sets of pillows and table runners.  I have already given one set to my mother and a table runner to my mother-in-law so you are seeing two pillows and one table runner.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 3 - Mat Carrier

Mat Carrier bag from Sew on the Go by Cindy Taylor Oates
Want a big bag that can carry lots of sewing gear?  This has to be it.  In fact, it is one of the biggest bags I have every sewn.

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 2 - Gingham Tote - Handmade Style Book

Front of Gingham Tote pattern from Pattern by Noodlehead

Day two of Christmas gift sewing and a new bag for Kaitlyn.  This bag is the Gingham Tote from Handmade Style by Anna Graham (Noodlehead)  

Monday, December 05, 2016

Gift Sewing Day 1 - Merry Pillows

quilted pillow with embroidery

For the last week, I have been sewing Christmas gifts and I have so many finished.  This week I am going to share what I have been up sewing.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Simplicity 8131


Simplicity 8131


The cold shoulder look is quite trendy right now and I wanted to be part of it.  Now to tell the truth I tried it once in a knit style and wasn’t thrilled with the result at all.  This time I went with  a woven blouse look.  The pattern of choice was Simplicity 8131.  This blouse calls for soft fabrics: lawn, soft cottons and crepe de chine.  Well, I had a beautiful Mood Fabrics’ crepe de chine (poly)  and thought it might be a fun look for this style.  If you want another print or a solid or a silk – Mood Fabrics’ has an amazing selection of crepe de chine.  I went with the sleeves and length of View F, the bow from View A and the hem of View A.   That is the great thing about sewing, you can make it just like you want it.



French seams were the finish of choice on my blouse and there were just  a few of those.  The side,  lower armscye, and shoulder seam, making it very simple.
Now for the other seams, the pattern does include nice bias facings for the cold shoulder openings
Simplicity 8131

I did have to work with my machine’s tension to get a nice seam for the poly crepe de chine

Simplicity 8131

I really enjoyed the process of sewing this blouse, it had simple seaming but some challenges with the bias facings and ties.  I am still on the fence on how I feel on the cold shoulder look for me but will give this a try.

Simplicity 8131

Now I have to tell you, I don't like this blouse on me at all!  It doesn't really do anything for me, the print is pretty busy and I have tension issues in the seems.  The blouse has already been donated.


Disclosure - I receive a monthly fabric allowance from Mood Fabrics to make a garment.  This garment is blogged at Mood Sewing Network first and then I will blog here about this garment.

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Birkin Flares



Birkin flares made with stretch denim


The Birkin Flares, a project I have put off too long.  There are so many great jeans sewn from this pattern and I had a great denim in my stash

Monday, November 14, 2016

Simplicity 8716



Simplicity 8176 in cotton sateen

A skirt but only modeled by me, this one is going to Kaitlyn.  

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Simplicity 8093

Simplicity 8093 with front notched collar made from Mood Fabrics' blue plaid wool
Hey guys, another jacket to show you! I know a surprise for sure, right?  I do love a good jacket

Monday, November 07, 2016

Sewing Room Pictures

Girls in the Garden sewing room


The sewing room is finally finished!  I unpacked the last box and quickly took pictures before I started sewing.  It is so neat and clean and organized!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Halloween Fun







Meredith and I decided the morning of Halloween to dress up while handing out candy!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Butterick 6378 -


Butterick 6378 made from Mood Fabrics' cotton jacquard

Do you ever get a pattern, you just want to make over and over again?   I have one this fall season that I am really liking to make and this is my third time


Friday, October 28, 2016

Simplicity 8084 - Polka Dot Fun


Simplicity 8084 shirt dress made with Mood Fabrics' rayon challis



   What do you do when fall doesn't come around?  Well, I am just going to keep sewing for the temperatures.  We are fluctuating from 60 degrees to mid-80 degrees, so I pulled out  Mood Fabrics' Navy Polka Dotted Rayon Challis and went to work on a great dress that I can wear now and later.  

Monday, October 24, 2016

Kaitlyn's Maxi Dress (Butterick 6330) and Morris Blazer

Sewing for my daughter a maxi dress using Butterick 6330 and a red ponte Morris Blazer

More sewing for Kaitlyn and the garments look great together and work with several things in her closet

Monday, October 17, 2016

Christmas Modern Barn Raising Quilt


Modern Barn Raising quilt in a Christmas jelly roll

Third Quilt in this pattern is complete and off to Kaitlyn's house.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Winner of The Tunic Bible


Random.org picked


Congratulation to


Very cute! Love the idea of tunics!

Please email me with your mailing address if in US 
or your email for the digital copy if International



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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Style Arc Cold Shoulder Top





My first Style Arc pattern and I loved sewing it but....

Saturday, October 08, 2016

The Tunic Bible


Hey all I have been keeping a secret for a year now!  Let me tell you it was one hard secret to keep.    I made a garment which is going to be in a book and it is very exciting.

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Monday, October 03, 2016

Style Maker Fall Tour - Simplicity 1066 & Butterick 6378

Style Maker Fabric's Chestnut Faux Suede used to create Simplicity 1066 with contrast yokes

Happy October 3rd and 
welcome to the last day of Style Maker Fabrics'  Fall Style Blog Tour 2016 and it is my BIRTHDAY!  I am so excited to be a part of the is tour and can't wait to show you my new clothes!

My favorite birthday present is clothes and what is better than beautiful fabric that you can create into spectacular garments!?!


Monday, September 26, 2016

Evergreen Jacket



Indiesew pattern called Evergreen Jacket, a moto jacket made with a knit fabric


A moto jacket has been on my list for quite some time and this fall I finally got around to making one.  This one is Indiesew's Evergreen Jacket and it is an incredible pattern.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

My New Kitchen

Kithcen remodel with custom cabinets, beveled subway tile and Cambria Berwyn quartz
Here it is the after pictures, which means the kitchen is totally finished!  Woo Hoo

Monday, September 19, 2016

Morris Blazer - Kaitlyn

Grainline Studio Morris Blazer in a stripe ponte from Mood Fabrics for my daughter

Another Morris Blazer but this time for Kaitlyn and in a stripe.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Kwik Sew 4154


Kwik Sew 4154 - Mood Fabrics' border print


Remember when it was time to transition from a college student wardrobe to a professional wardrobe?  Well, that time is now for Kaitlyn, as she will be student teaching next semester.  One day Kaitlyn asked about some of the clothes I made and one thing led to another and now she is getting some mom-made garments.


Monday, September 12, 2016

Butterick 6378



Butterick 6378 blouse sewn in a fabulous Indiesew rayon challis

I am still sewing for Kaitlyn and having so much fun.  This time it is a beautiful blouse.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Lou Box Top as a Dress






I used the Lou Box Top and made it into a dress for Kaitlyn.  

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Lou Box Top Three Fabrics

Lou Box Top from Indiesew sewn into three tops.


As I mentioned in my previous post, my sewing has been for Kaitlyn.  I have been working right along and went to her house Monday morning for a photography session

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sewing for Daughter

Kaitlyn from her wedding August 1, 2015
I have a sewing mission and I have accepted it.  Kaitlyn was talking about what I have been making and said she liked several things.  Well, I volunteered to make her some thing.s
Kaitlyn is a senior in college majoring in Secondary Math Education.  This means observing this semester and student teaching next semester.  Time for a transition from college student wardrobe to professional wardrobe.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Floral Blazer - Simplicity 1167

  
Mood Fabrics' floral pique jacket using Mimi G's Simplicity pattern 1167
 It is August, summer is winding down and I am frantically sewing.  Particularly,  those last few summer projects I really want to finish before fall gets here.  Anyone else like that?  A floral blazer has been on my list since May and I found the perfect fabric,

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

NIta Wrap Skirt - Indiesew Fall Skirt Week



Indie Sew Fall skirt week - Nita Wrap skirt

I am happy to be participating in the Indiesew Fall Skirt Week and showing off my newly completed Nita Wrap Skirt.  The Nita Wrap is a  fitted wrap skirt with an angled front panel, three lengths, and three closure options.   You can tell I went with the regular waistband and front button closure.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

McCall's 7391

McCall's 7391 with eyelets and cording made from Style Maker Fabrics



The end of summer has kick started me to sew a couple of garments that have been on the list since May!  McCall's 7391, a loose fitting pullover, was calling my name.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Twin Quilts- Modern Barn Raising


Two Modern Barn Raising quilts from Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly



Remember my goal of stash busting?  Well, these two  quilts really helped with that goal.
One thing I must point out these twin quilts are not for my twins but one for me and one for Meredith